David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

Reporting in from California’s Distributed Energy Future

The electricity grid is facing an interesting challenge:  Solar and Wind energy is catching on faster than expected, forcing a rapid change change in how the grid operates.  It’s extremely excellent that renewable electricity is growing so quickly, and in many places is directly cost competitive with fossil fuel electricity.  The problem…

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Solar Impulse makes history as the first around-the-world solar-electric airplane flight, 40,000+ km with no fuel

Bertrand Piccard today finished the first around-the-world flight with a solar-electric airplane, the Solar Impulse 2 (a.k.a. HB-SIB).  That’s over 40,000 kilometers flown, leaving Abu Dhabi in March 2015 and returning to their starting point today, July 25, 2016.  This flight, as did several other Solar Impulse flights, demonstrated this…

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